Prep baseball: Duerksen run lifts MLA
EDGERTON — The Mountain Lake Area Wolverines scratched a run across in the top of the eighth inning of an extra-inning clash of Red Rock baseball on Thursday to escape with a tough 8-7 win over Edgerton/Southwest Christian.
Tyler Duerksen scored the winning run after reaching on a walk, stealing second, advancing to third on a passed ball, and eventually scoring off Luke Jahnke’s sacrifice fly.
Alex Gerdes picked up two hits and had scored two runs; he was also the winning pitcher. Carter Kirk picked up a save after striking out three straight batters with the bases loaded. Nathan Adrian scored two runs and had an RBI.
Wyatt Butson was credited with the loss; he went three and two thirds with eight strikeouts. Brogan Mohlenkamp was 1-for-4 with three RBIs, Dayton Van Hulzen was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Tyus Janssen went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
R H E
MLA 400 030 1 — 8 8 1
Edg/SWC 004 111 0 — 7 8 2
Adrian 8, SWU 1
ADRIAN — The Adrian Dragons wasted no time in opening up the scoring as they pushed across four runs in the first inning.
Jake Diekmann-Bullerman was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Dragons and Ian Ruppert had a two-RBI double. Brady Lonneman went four innings and picked up the win. Ruppert pitched the last three innings and faced the minimum.
Dakota Schmid was the losing pitcher for Southwestern United. Isaac Fest also doubled for the Wildcats.
R H E
SWU 001 000 0 — 1 3 5
Adrian 402 220 x — 8 7 2
MCC 11, RRC/W-WG 1
SLAYTON — A solid five-inning pitching performance by junior Mitchell Woldt and a towering three-run homer off the bat of senior first baseman Nick Petersen highlighted Murray County Central’s 11-1 Red Rock Conference victory over the combination of Red Rock Central and Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
Woldt went the distance in the shortened five-inning game (10-run rule), allowing just four hits and two walks without giving up an earned run. Woldt was sharp, striking out 10 Falcon batters.
Petersen’s home run — which bounced off the scoreboard behind the left field fence — was his second of the season and helped the Rebels open up an early 4-0 lead.
Paul Mesner (2-for-2, two RBI), Mitchell Reinsma (RBI triple), Jordan Ahlers (RBI double) and Woldt (RBI double) also had big hits for MCC (2-0).
Tyler Schoborg pitched for the Falcons and had one of his team’s four hits, along with Dillon Benson, Tyler Martius and Austin Price (RBI double).
MCC plays at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton today, while RRC/W-WG travels to Heron Lake Tuesday to tangle with Southwestern United.
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RRC/W-WG 000 01 — 1 4 1
MCC 421 22 — 11 9 1